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Poster: bulldoggy Date: Feb 8, 2007 3:36pm
Forum: movies Subject: format size of downloaded movies

I downloaded an mpg2 file of a movie on integration that had a CC license allowing me to use it in a piece I'm making. When I viewed it the Windows Media player, the image size looks like it has normal proportions--720 x 480. However, when I brought it into my Premiere Pro 1.5 editing program it looks distorted--much taller than it is wide. When I checked the properties, it said the image size is 368 x 480.

I'd like to be able to use part of it in a piece I'm making, but need it to be 720 x 480 to do so. I thought if I converted it to an avi (by exporting it out of PPro with a format of 720 x 480) that wd do the trick, but it still looks like its 368 x 480 on the monitors in the editing program, even though the properties now say "720 x 480."

Any idea as to why it 'reads' correctly in the Windows Media Player, but not in the editing program, or suggestions around how to convert it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

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Poster: akb Date: Feb 14, 2007 2:50pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: format size of downloaded movies

Horizontal doubling is part of the DVD spec, so WM is correctly rendering the video for display. Googling around I found this article describing converting a 368x480 mpeg2 file to a 720x480 DV avi for editing using VDubMod.

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Poster: bulldoggy Date: Feb 15, 2007 7:35pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: format size of downloaded movies

Thanks a lot for this link--I'll check it out!